Davenport, Iowa - October 2011 - The Figge Art Museum will host an informational meeting about the Brand Boeshaar Scholarship at 6 pm Thursday, October 6. The Brand Boeshaar Foundation awards four scholarships annually to graduating high school seniors who wish to earn a degree in Fine Art, Graphic Design or Art Education. Students enrolled in schools in the museum's service area in eastern Iowa and western Illinois are eligible. Each scholarship award is $12,000. Since the establishment of this scholarship in 2000, the Brand Boeshaar Foundation has awarded $576,000 in scholarship money to 48 students. The Figge Art Museum manages the scholarship program, and the scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend. The scholarship was established by Lillian L. Brand in honor of her nephew William Brand Boeshaar, who studied art at St. Ambrose University.

At 7 pm, artist James Bray will show animated film shorts. Mr. Bray is a recent graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute and one of the 2007 Brand Boeshaar Scholarship recipients. Both the scholarship meeting and the film presentation is free to high school students and their parents, and high school teachers.

For a 2012 Brand Boeshaar Scholarship application and a list of eligible schools, please visit www.figgeartmuseum.org. For information, please contact Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson at 563.326.7804 x7887.

The Figge Art Museum is located on the riverfront in Downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, Sundays noon to 5 pm and Thursdays 10 am to 9 pm.  To contact the museum, please call 563-326-7804, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.


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